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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

PACE (through O. Fr. pas, from Lat. passus, step, properly the stretch of the leg in walking, from pandere, to stretch), one movement of the leg in walking; hence used of the amount of ground covered by each single movement, or generally of the speed at which anything moves. The word is also used of a measure of distance, taken from the position of one foot to that of the other in making a single "pace," i.e. from 24 ft. (the military pace) to i yard. The Roman passus was reckoned from the position of the back foot at the beginning of the pace to the position of the same foot at the end of the movement, i.e. 5 Roman feet, 58.1 English inches, hence the Roman mile, mille passes = 1646 yards.

For pacing in horse-racing see Horse-Racing.


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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010
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English

Etymology 1

From Old French pasLatin passus.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
pace

Plural
paces

pace (plural paces)

  1. A step taken with the foot.
    Even at the duel, standing 10 paces apart, he could have satisfied Aaron’s honor.
  2. An English Customary Unit of distance measuring approximately five feet.[1]
    I have perambulated your field, and estimate its perimeter to be 219 paces.
  3. Speed or velocity.
    OHSU accelerates the pace of technology spin-offs.
  4. (cricket) A measure of the hardness of a pitch and of the tendency of a cricket ball to maintain its speed after bouncing.
  5. (military) For ground forces, the speed of a column or element regulated to maintain a prescribed average speed.[2]
  6. A 2-beat, lateral gait of a horse.
  7. The collective noun for donkeys.
Derived terms
Translations
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Adjective

pace (not comparable)

Positive
pace

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (cricket) Describing a bowler who bowls fast balls.

Verb

Infinitive
to pace

Third person singular
paces

Simple past
paced

Past participle
paced

Present participle
pacing

to pace (third-person singular simple present paces, present participle pacing, simple past and past participle paced)

  1. Walk to and fro in a small space.
  2. Set the speed in a race.
  3. Measure by walking.
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From Latin pace, “in peace”, ablative form of pax, “peace”.

Pronunciation

  • (RP) IPA: /ˈpɑːtʃe/, /ˈpɑːke/, SAMPA: /"pA:tSe/, /"pA:ke/

Preposition

pace

  1. With all due respect to.
Translations

Etymology 3

Alteration of Pasch.

Pronunciation

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Noun

Singular
pace

Plural
paces

pace (plural paces)

  1. Easter.
Derived terms

References

  • Notes:
  1. ^ How Many? A Dictionary of Units of Measurement: English Customary Weights and Measures, © Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (§: Distance, ¶ № 6)
  2. ^ Joint Publication 1–02 U.S. Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms; 12 April 2001 (As Amended Through 14 April 2006).

Anagrams


Galician

Verb

pace

  1. third-person singular present indicative of pacer.
  2. second-person singular imperative of pacer.

Italian

Etymology

From Latin pāx (peace).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ˈpatʃe]

Noun

pace f. (plural paci)

  1. peace

Related terms

Anagrams

  • Anagrams of acep
  • cape

Romanian

Noun

pace f.

  1. peace

Spanish

Verb

pace (infinitive: pacer)

  1. informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of pacer.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of pacer.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of pacer.

Wikispecies

Up to date as of January 23, 2010
(Redirected to Roberto Pace article)

From Wikispecies

Roberto Pace, Italian entomologist


Simple English

Pace is the rhythm or speed at which something happens.

For example, athletes run at a certain pace, to make sure they do not become too tired, too quickly.


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